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How to Recover Data from Invalid Disk

Can I Retrieve Data from Invalid Disk?

I took the hard disk from a broken notebook of mine. Then I tried to connect it with another computer. It was supposed to work fine. But the computer told me that the hard disk is “Dynamic & Invalid”. Now I’m unable to open it. I don’t know what happened, but I really need files on that disk back. Is there any way that I can do so? Please help me.

First of all, this problem is a normal issue when you want to connect an external hard drive with a computer. This does not mean that your external hard drive is broken. It happens because of “MBR ERROR” or other system errors.

The good news is that you can still recover your data with an invalid disk data recovery program like Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac. This program is helpful to recover almost all file types from your invalid disk, such as photos, audio files, videos, documents and more. With it, you just need to scan your invalid disk and then select files you want to recover.

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Perform Invalid Disk Data Recovery in 3 Steps

The following guide is based on Windows version of Wondershare Data Recovery. If you are a Mac user, you can process the recovery with Mac version with similar steps.

Step 1 Choose a recovery mode to start

When launching the program on your computer, you’ll get the following recovery modes in its start window: “Lost File Recover”, “Partition Recovery” and “Raw File Recovery”.

Here to recover data from invalid disk, let’s select “Partition Recovery” modes first.

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Step 2 Scan your invalid disk to search for lost data

Now you need to select your external hard drive and click “Next” button to continue.

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Here all partitions on your invalid disk will be shown in the window. Please select the one that you are going to recover data from and click “Start” to scan for lost files.

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Step 3 Recover data from invalid disk

All found contents on your invalid disk will be displayed in the window. You can view file names if you want to check how many of files on your invalid disk can be recovered.

In the end, you just need to select files you want and click “Recover” to save them on partitions on your computer.

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